Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities: Making a Difference was curated by CRC Research, a small yet mighty transdisciplinary research team led by Professor Ann Dale in the School of Environment and Sustainability. Established during the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Sustainable Community Development (2004-2014), Dale’s team investigates a variety of critical social issues to uncover solutions to some of the most pressing issues we face in Canada. CRC Research is deeply committed to making a difference with their research. Their main goal is to build civic literacy and useful knowledge that not only helps guide the Canadian public onto more sustainable pathways, but also contributes to more evidence-based policy-making. To achieve this, they do everything from designing data visualizations and conducting climate change research in British Columbia, to curating content across their social media channels and hosting virtual conversations about biodiversity conservation.

Throughout this research exhibit, CRC Research has featured a series of projects that embody the core subjects, themes and methodologies that drive their research process. These most notably include sustainable community development; climate change adaptation and mitigation; biodiversity conservation; changing the conversation; knowledge mobilization; and transdisciplinary collaboration to make a difference in our lifetimes. In striving to affect change through the production of evidence-based research, they hope to engage the hearts and minds of the public, leading to more sustainable communities.

Visit the official CRC Research Sustainable Communities digital exhibit.

Showcase Photos: (Photo copyrights held by RRU Library)


Digital Content:

Healthy Communities Map: “This map provides an overview of select community innovators and leaders working in community health hubs, as well as with the homeless and addiction across the country (British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Nova Scotia). One of our objectives is to document the enhanced social outcomes of these centres by bringing together leaders from across the country for a series of e-Dialogues during the fall and winter of 2018/2019” (CRC Research, 2019).

MC3: Meeting the Climate Change

Co-Benefits of Climate Action

Research Curation

Exhibit dates:  January 2019 – March 2019

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